On August 12th, 2017, grapplers and supporters will gather at the main academy to raise money for Friends of the Children – Portland. The minimum fundraising amount to get on the mat is $35, although donations of any amount are welcome. All event proceeds will be used to support future Friends of the Children programming.
Five Rings' mission is to inspire health, wellness, and growth in our members and our community through grappling, fitness, and service.
Friends of the Children - Portland commits to standing alongside our community’s youth as they work to overcome barriers to their success. Each child receives one-on-one support and guidance from a salaried, professional mentor, from kindergarten through high school graduation – 12 and a half years, no matter what! In 2015 and 2016, we were voted the #1 most admired non-profit in Oregon in the Portland Business Journal’s survey of Oregon CEOs.